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Tips For Using Hair Electrolysis

Published at 03/29/2012 17:52:55


Hair electrolysis is increasingly becoming more popular in today’s world. Hair electrolysis is the process of removing hair from an individuals face and/or body. The process involves killing the growth center of the hair follicles by chemicals and heat. Contrary to popular belief, hair electrolysis is not as painful as it's made out to be. In fact, it really only comes with minimum pain.

Step 1

Choosing an hair electrologist is very important. You will want to make sure the electrologist has the proper qualifications, education and certifications. Many folks who go in for hair electrolysis go in because they were given recommendations or suggestions from people they know.

Step 2

When picking a hair electrologist, you'll want to go in for a first consultation. During the consultation you will explain what hair removal procedure you'd like and the electrologist will then discuss the procedure for you as well as the financial aspect of it all. Hair electrolysis is not covered under insurance plans, so the fee will usually be paid out of pocket. If you cannot afford to pay for it all in one shot, you may want to discuss payment plans with your electrologist.

Step 3

Some types of hair electrolysis will require you to go in several times for the treatment. It really all depends on where the hair you're looking to get rid of is. Most people will return to the electrologist at least once every two weeks to receive their treatment. Each treatment typically lasts between 15 minutes to 45 minutes.

Step 4

When deciding on hair electrolysis, you should consider the side effects and if they are side effects you can deal with. Usually, there are not many common side effects. However, some slight swelling and redness of the skin may occur. This redness and swelling usually only will last a day or two after you've received each treatment.

Step 5

The pros of hair electrolysis is another thing to consider. Getting hair electrolysis is usually best for those who are looking to remove unwanted hair permanently. It also is very effective and reliable. It is considered an excellent way to to get rid of hair on areas like the underarms, bikini line, chin and upper lip.

Types of Electrolysis

Galvanic Electrolysis: Galvanic Electrolysis involves electric currents being sent from the needle to the hair follicle. The heat from the electric currents will impair the hair follicle.

Thermolysis Electrolysis: Thermolysis Electrolysis involves electric currents being sent to the hair follicle, but in much higher currents than Galvanic Electrolysis. It is not considered as reliable as the Galvanic Electrolysis method.

Blend Electrolysis: Blend Electrolysis is a little bit of both methods. It involves both AC and DC currents running through the needle, making the process a bit faster, more reliable and more effective. This method is especially useful for those who are wanting facial hair removed.

The Cons of Hair Electrolysis

Hair electrolysis can be very time consuming, so it's best for those who are not too too busy. It also can be very expensive. Only a 30 minute session can cost well over $100.00, so if you're on a tight budget hair electrolysis may not be the best bet for you. Another con to hair electrolysis is that it can be quite time consuming to find a skilled and licensed practitioner. Finding a hair electrologist will definitely take a bit of research on your part.